Tag: Marathon

LONDON MARATHON 2020: A LOT MORE THAN KIPCHOGE AND BEKELE

Because of Covid-19 the London Marathon 2020 was firstly delayed from April to October 4th, until it was decided than this edition would be uniquely for elite runners. With the… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXVI) – Atlanta 1996: FATUMA ROBA (1973-)

“This is not only a special thing for me but also for my country and all African women” Fatuma Roba Atlanta was selected over Athens, Belgrade, Manchester, Melbourne, and Toronto… Read more »

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FINISHERS AND NON-FINISHERS IN ULTRA-ENDURANCE EVENTS

Photo by Massimo Sartirana (Unsplash) Ultra-endurance events are among the most demanding sport specialities, at both, physical and psychological levels. Despite this hardness, ultra-endurance events have become very popular in… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXV) – Barcelona 1992: HWANG YOUNG-CHO (1970-)

Hwang Young-Cho crossing the finish line (Photo by Chris Cole/Allsport) After several attempts, Barcelona finally hosted the Summer Olympics of 1992. In men athletics, Fermin Cacho won the 1500 metres… Read more »

KENYA vs. ETHIOPIA: WHICH IS THE BEST MARATHON COUNTRY?

To answer this difficult question, we have checked historical records and considered the following marathons and achievements: World-record (WR) performances. Olympic Games and World Athletics Championships marathons: first 5 places…. Read more »

WHAT MAKES ETHIOPIAN AND KENYAN LONG-DISTANCE RUNNERS TO STAND OUT?

Kenyan runners Geoffrey Mutai and Dennis Kimetto at the Berlin Marathon 2012 For quite some time runners from Kenya and Ethiopia have shone in athletics at international level, especially in… Read more »

Book: CON LOS PIES SOBRE EL ASFALTO (Itziar Matamoros, 2019, 240 pages)

The story of Ramiro Matamoros, known as the “king of popular races”. As added to the title itself, we have a biography of the runner Ramiro Matamoros, written by his… Read more »